February 26, 1925

SUPREME COURT ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 16 to amend the Supreme Court Act. He said: The purpose of the amendment is to change the date of opening of the October sitting from the second to the first Tuesday. This is to meet the wishes of the members of the court. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


HUDSON BAY RAILWAY

PRO

Mr. BIRD:

Progressive

1. How many miles of the Hudson Bay railway have

been restored to a sound operating condifon?

2. What was the total amount expended on the repair of the Hudson Bay railway during the years 19le and 1924?

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Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY
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LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. 214 miles have been repaired and put in condition for the present service.

2. $413,222.13.

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' PUGWASH BUOY SERVICE

CON

Hon. Mr. BAXTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the service of buoys at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, taken from Frank Seaman and given to Hanford Van Ember?

2. If so, why [was this change made, and when?

3. Were any tenders asked for such service?

4. If so, how, and what tenders were received?

5. On whose recommendation was the change made?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. CARDIN:

1 and 2. Mr. Frank Seaman had a contract for the maintenance of the buoy service at Pugwash, NJ3., which terminated on July 2, 1924. The amount paid under the contract

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was $100 per annum. A new contract for the same amount was made for the maintenance of the same service with 'Mr. Hanford Van Ember.

3. No.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. The Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

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WHEAT RUST INVESTIGATION

PRO

Mr. GOULD:

Progressive

1. How many civil servants are engaged in investigational work on wheat rust ?

2. How many workers have been chosen since vote No. 418 was passed whose salary is chargeable to the vote?

3. Were all appointments made through civil service examinations?

4. Did any United States scientists or acknowledged authorities on wheat rust meet Canadian departmental heads for a conference on rust at Winnipeg during 1924?

5. If so, how many, and upon whose invitation did they come?

6. What amount of the said vote No. 418 was expended on account of the conference?

7. What amount of this vote was expended in purchase of land, and the building of needful winter quarters for preservation of host plant of the rust germ through the winter season?

8. Was total amount of vote No. 418 expended?

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Subtopic:   WHEAT RUST INVESTIGATION
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Four.

2. None.

3. Three of the present staff were appointed after competition by the Civil Service Commission, the fourth was appointed before the outside service came under the commission's jurisdiction.

4. Yes.

5. Four. They were invited by the Department of Agriculture and the Research Council of Canada jointly.

6. None.

7. None of this vote has yet been expended and none will be expended in building winter quarters for the preservation of the host plant of the rust germ during the winter season. It is anticipated, however, that some eighty per cent of this appropriation will be expended by March 31, 1925, in the erection of greenhouses and the purchase of equipment for cereal rust laboratory which it is proposed to erect on the grounds of the Manitoba Agricultural College at Winnipeg this coming summer.

8. Answered by No. 7.

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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE

CON

*Mr. BOYS: (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many ships are there in the Canadian Government Merchant Marine?

2. What are the name, tonnage, length, capacity and horse-power of each?

35i

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

If my hon. friend will look at last year's report of the merchant marine he will find a list of the names of the ships, their tonnage, and so on.

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CON

William Alves Boys (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYS:

It is very convenient to have the information in short form rather than in a bulky report.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The report is contained

in about ten pages. However, I can get the information, I think.

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SUPERANNUATION ACT RETURNS


On the Orders of the Day:


February 26, 1925